Technology Assessment

Rui Dias Ferreira

Rui Dias Ferreira

PhD student/FCT Nova

Founder and former CEO (until 31/12/18) of Vortal Connecting Business.
Career at Accenture, former Andersen Consulting, from 1988 to 2000.
Degree in Civil Industrial Engineering, by Universidade do Minho.
Advanced Management Program at IESE, Barcelona, 2008-2009.
Post-graduation in Production and Resources Management (CPIM) in 1994, by the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS).
Extensive international training program at Accenture
Colégio Militar Alumni.
Topic of research: Responsable Research&Innovation (RRI), Technology Assessment (TA)

Boavida, NFFG.  2017.  The role of indicators in decisions of technology innovation. , Karlsruhe: KIT Scientific Publishing AbstractWebsite

There are thousands of indicators produced to understand and govern our societies. Studies about the way indicators are used in technological innovation are significantly rare, despite the centrality of these decisions to promote growth in our technology-intensive civilization. This book presents what is known and what was discovered in a doctoral research, which analysed innovative business leaders, policymakers and public researchers responsible for technological innovations.

Baumann, M, Marcelino C, Peters J, Weil M, Almeida P, Wanner E.  2017.  Environmental impacts of different battery technologies in renewable hybrid micro-grids. IEEE International Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies. , Turin: IEEE
Maia, MJ.  2016.  Technology and the creative disruption of health care. Technikfolgenabschätzung - Theorie und Praxis. 25(2):79-84.
Krings, B-J, Nierling L.  2015.  About the attraction of machine logic. The field of elderly care.. he next horizon of technology assessment. :217-221., Prague: Technology Centre ASCR
Krings, B-J, Hülsken-Giesler M.  2015.  Technik und Pflege in einer Gesellschaft des langen Lebens - Einführung in den Schwerpunkt. Technikfolgenabschätzung - Theorie und Praxis. 24(2):4-11.
Krings, B-J, Rodriguez H, Schleisiek A.  2016.  Scientific knowledge and the transgression of boundaries. , Wiesbaden: Springer VS Abstract

The aim of this book is to understand and critically appraise science-based transgression dynamics in their whole complexity. It includes contributions from experts with different disciplinary backgrounds, such as philosophy, history and sociology. Thus, it is in itself an example of boundary transgession. Scientific disciplines and their objects have tended to be seen as permanent and distinct. However, science is better conceived as an activity that constantly surpasses, erases and rebuilds all kinds of boundaries, either disciplinary, socio-ethical or ecological. This transgressive capacity, a characteristic trait of science and its applications, defines us as "knowledge societies." However, scientific and technological developments are also sources of serious environmental and social concerns.

Krings, B-J, Weinberger N, Decker M.  2016.  Enabling a mobile and independent way of life for people with dementia - Needs-oriented technology development. Ageing and technology. Perspectives from the social sciences. :183-204., Bielefeld: transcript

ICT Wearables & Healthcare

The study “wearables and healthcare” is supporting two MSc students (Koen Roorda & Roy de Laat) in Human-Technology Interaction (HTI) at Eindhoven University of Technology, and one PhD student (Elisabete Semedo) on Technology Assessment at Universidade Nova Lisboa.

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Elisabete Gonçalves Semedo

PhD student/FCT-UNL